zekele Recipe Reviews (Pg. 1) - Allrecipes.com (18699018)

cook's profile

zekele

Reviews

Menus

 
View All Reviews Learn more

Jambalaya II

Reviewed: Apr. 9, 2008
Fabulous! This was my first time making jambalaya that didn't involve a Zatarain's box :). Like some other reviewers, I used chicken breasts. I added seasonings to the chicken broth, as well. I used Trader Joe's andouille chicken sausage, and browned it in the pot along with the green peppers. I omitted the onion and used onion powder instead. Otherwise, I followed the recipe. This is delicious, and I will definitely be making it again!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Lentil Soup III

Reviewed: Feb. 1, 2008
Cheap, easy, and healthy - now that's my idea of a good recipe :). I had never made lentil soup before, and I doctored this recipe to suit my tastes and it turned out really well. I followed some reviewer suggestions and sauteed the onion with twice the amount of minced garlic before adding it to the soup. I also added chopped fresh spinach and carrots and some curry powder. This is going to become one of my regular recipes. Thanks!!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Kielbasa Bean Soup

Reviewed: Dec. 3, 2007
I would recommend this soup to anyone, but especially for those experiencing a cold and miserable winter day. This soup was flavorful, healthy, and makes lots of leftovers that taste even better re-heated the next day. I made a few modifications: I used Jennie-O turkey sausage, and doubled the amount of sausage. I used a yellow squash instead of a zucchini. And, I added some extra seasonings (extra chili powder, minced and powdered garlic, some oregano, and a little bit of cayenne pepper). I will be making this again and again, especially during cold weather. Thanks for the recipe!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
9 users found this review helpful

Cubanos Frijoles

Reviewed: Oct. 9, 2007
This was fantastic :). I did make a few changes, though - I used a combination of ground turkey and chopped up mushrooms (I didn't have 1.5 lbs of meat so usually when I come up short for recipes, I add chopped mushrooms because they're healthy and cheap). I didn't have any onions so I used onion powder. I also added garlic powder, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and a sprinkle of turmeric. I didn't add turmeric for taste, it just has a lot of health benefits so I try to use it when I can get away with it. The "cajun" seasoning that I used was Emeril's Bayou Blast. When I ate it right after cooking it, I found that the red wine vinegar gave a bit of a sharpness to the dish that I wasn't too crazy about, but reheated the next day, the flavors melded together really nicely. I topped with some shredded cheese and a bit of Cholula hot pepper sauce. Overall, an amazing recipe. Thanks!!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

White Chili

Reviewed: Oct. 6, 2007
This was very easy and good :). I added some minced garlic to the turkey as I was cooking it, just since I love minced garlic. That's the only modification I made. This chili is deceivingly good -- looking at the simple ingredient list, I didn't think it would turn out as well as it did! I'll be making it again. Thanks for the recipe!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Tomato Zucchini Casserole

Reviewed: Sep. 21, 2007
I followed this recipe exactly and it turned out very well. Good way to use up zucchini and tomatoes. I will be making this again.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Brown Rice and Black Bean Casserole

Reviewed: Sep. 11, 2007
I had my doubts, but this was great! I excluded the onions and carrots, and used shredded jalapeno jack cheese instead of swiss. I also added some onion powder and minced garlic. This was very flavorful and I will definitely be making it again.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Easy Red Beans and Rice

Reviewed: Aug. 22, 2007
This was GREAT, though I altered it considerably based on my tastes and what I had on hand: -Used 2x the amount of sausage (Jennie-O lean smoked turkey sausage, couldn't find kielbasa) -2 green bell peppers (I omitted the onion) -2 cans of Del Monte zesty diced tomatoes with green pepper and onion -2 cans red beans, one undrained -3 minced garlic cloves, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, 3 tsp Emeril's Bayou Blast seasoning, 1 tsp red pepper flakes -Substituted brown rice instead of white rice My husband and I both loved this dish, though I think if you followed the recipe as written, it would come out bland. But if that's your preference, that's cool! :)
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
7 users found this review helpful

Quinoa and Black Beans

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2007
Like another reviewer, I also used Trader Joe's fire-roasted frozen corn. I also followed previous reviews and used only one can of black beans, and I'm glad I did. I liked this dish but I'm not giving it 5 stars because I feel like the flavor was lacking something. Next time I might add some diced red pepper and top it with some cheese. This is a great recipe, though.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Colorful Vegetable Fajitas

Reviewed: Aug. 20, 2007
Easy, healthy, and tasty. I didn't have any onions so I used onion powder instead, and I also used whole wheat tortillas. I served them with the quinoa and black bean recipe on this website for a healthy, veggie Mexican meal. I'll definitely be making this again!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Pasta Primavera with Italian Turkey Sausage

Reviewed: Aug. 15, 2007
Awe-SOME. The only changes I made were that I used whole wheat farfalle, and onion powder instead of real diced onion. This dish is a colorful combination of veggies that work well with the pasta, sausage, and seasonings. My only complaint is the amount of prep: chopping veggies, multiple steps of mixing together ingredients, etc - but I have a chronic illness and I work, so I get tired really easily. I doubt this would be a problem for most others.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Artichoke and Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken

Reviewed: Aug. 11, 2007
What a great dish! I also used marinated artichoke hearts, and I also used an entire 7 oz. container of Buitoni sundried tomato pesto. I didn't know whether or not to drain the canned tomatoes, so I didn't, and it turned out fine because the liquid cooked off. The chicken was really tender and the entire dish was very flavorful and good over whole wheat penne :). Thanks for the recipe!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Enchiladas

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2007
This recipe gets five stars with modifications, four stars without. I made some of the modifications suggested by other reviewers and a few of my own. I used ground turkey instead of ground beef, and added diced mushrooms (I didn't have quite 2 lb of ground turkey so the mushrooms provided extra substance), a can of green chiles (drained), chili powder, cumin, and red pepper flakes. I also used whole wheat tortillas and reduced fat cheddar/monterey jack blend. They came out REALLY well :). Very flavorful. An easy enchilada recipe that you can modify to your liking!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Tzatziki II

Reviewed: Aug. 6, 2007
This didn't really do it for me. Granted, the only other tzatziki I've had has been in restaurants, and I was hoping for the same level of flavor that I'd had before. This recipe didn't have it.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
0 users found this review helpful

Chocolate Banana Bread

Reviewed: Aug. 3, 2007
Best banana bread ever! I made a few modifications: I used lowfat butter instead of margarine, whole wheat flour instead of white flour, and Splenda baking blend in place of sugar. I also added a teaspoon of cinnamon. It came out really well! The consistency was much better than other banana breads I've made.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2007
This is a tasty, festive, and gluten-free take on tabbouleh. It's so colorful, it would make a good party dish. I stirred in 2 tsp of minced garlic but otherwise I made no alterations to the recipe. My only complaint is that it makes a LOT and I didn't want to try freezing it to preserve it. I had to throw some of it out even though both my husband and I were eating it for lunch for three days!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful

Andrea's Pasta Fagioli

Reviewed: Aug. 2, 2007
LOVE it!!! This was the first time I made soup that wasn't out of a can. This is such a versatile recipe and it saves well; I don't think I'll ever go back to canned soup! I made the following modifications: -Added 1 lb. browned sweet Italian turkey sausage -Added 1 cup frozen chopped broccoli -Added 1 tsp red pepper flakes -Substituted 1 can of chicken broth in place of two cups water -Substituted 1 can diced tomatoes (drained) and 1 can of tomato sauce -Substituted brown rice macaroni pasta instead of ditalini (I like whole grain pasta and I couldn't find any whole wheat pasta appropriate for soup). Healthy, versatile, easy, and delicious - can't ask for more than that! :)
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Chicken Dilly

Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2007
I made this hoping to use up my surplus of fresh dill, and was encouraged by the good reviews. But, this definitely didn't work for me. I actually couldn't finish it. The combination of dill and turmeric tasted really gross. Considering the positive reviews posted for this recipe, maybe I did something wrong, or maybe I have weird taste buds or something. So, take my review with the proverbial grain of salt :).
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
6 users found this review helpful

Tuna Salad With Fresh Dill

Reviewed: Jul. 24, 2007
This tuna surpasses anything you could get a gourmet deli :). I drained the canned tuna, and I didn't have any celery or scallions so I added shredded fresh spinach and a dash of onion powder. Thanks for the recipe!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
1 user found this review helpful

All-Around Good Smoothie

Reviewed: Feb. 12, 2007
What a great smoothie! The healthy combination of yogurt, protein, fruit, and ground flax seed is perfect. Only changes I made were that I used frozen blackberries, and the 1/2 banana was at room temperature, not frozen. I normally don't really like making smoothies for breakfast because it is too much effort that early in the morning :). However, I think this has become a breakfast staple for me! Thanks so much for the recipe!
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
2 users found this review helpful

Displaying results 1-20 (of 32) reviews
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

Speedy Weeknight Meals
Speedy Weeknight Meals

We’ll help you get dinner on the table in no time flat.

Back-to-School Eats
Back-to-School Eats

Get recipes that work for your busiest days.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and helpful cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for just $7.99!

Most Popular Blogs

Recently Viewed Recipes

You haven't looked at any recipes lately. Get clicking!
Quick Links: Recipe Box | Shopping List | More »
 
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States